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#4724282 - 04/12/18 03:43 AM Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ?
Joeescape63 Offline


Registered: 05/08/17
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Loc: New York/USA
Iím leasing a 2018 Subaru Forester NA Touring and it requires 0W20 synthetic oil.Iím letting the dealer do the first oil change at 6K with the factory fill.I plan on doing my own oil/filter changes with factory Subaru filter also at every 6K.Between Valvoline Advanced Synthetic and Castrol Edge which oil would you pick and why?Thanks
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#4724284 - 04/12/18 03:45 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
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I would pick the cheapest one on sale.
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#4724286 - 04/12/18 03:59 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
ZraHamilton Offline


Registered: 01/15/18
Posts: 86
Loc: Tennessee, United States
If they both meet the same specs then they will be very similar in performance. Also, valvoline has said that you can use their synthetic with maxlife oils even in brand new cars. They have hinted that their synthetic with maxlife is superior to their regular synthetic. That's another option.

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#4724288 - 04/12/18 04:13 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
Lubener Offline


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Either one. Both are good.
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#4724297 - 04/12/18 04:36 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
Saul Offline


Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 87
Loc: New Mexico
Donít limit yourself to those 2. Follow the sale sub forum on here and buy whichever one if cheapest. There are many great brands of oil.

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#4724301 - 04/12/18 05:08 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Saul]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
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Loc: Virginia
^^^^^^^

Saul's answer is really a good one. There are a lot of very good oils to run. I like both Valvoline and Castrol. It is my opinion but Castrol gold bottle is a very, very good oil
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#4724305 - 04/12/18 05:25 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: FordBroncoVWJeta]
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Originally Posted By: FordBroncoVWJeta
I would pick the cheapest one on sale.


This
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#4724323 - 04/12/18 06:22 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
Bud Offline


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Flip a coin.
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#4724329 - 04/12/18 06:31 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
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Out of those two I prefer Castrol.
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#4724338 - 04/12/18 06:40 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
Switch between the two every other oil change.
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#4724347 - 04/12/18 06:50 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
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Loc: Wet side WA
Both good oils and UOA proven. Pick the one on sale.
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#4724359 - 04/12/18 07:00 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
klt1986 Offline


Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 331
Loc: Southern VA
Flip a coin. Personally I'd pick up Pennzoil Platinum with the rebate and Mobil 1 with their rebate and go from there.
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#4724376 - 04/12/18 07:12 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
toneydoc Offline


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Mobil 1 and Pennzoil have rebates going on right now
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#4724445 - 04/12/18 08:32 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Exactly as others have said, don't limit yourself to those two oils. There is a sea of excellent 0W20 oil available. Even Walmart's Super Tech full synthetic is now available in 0W20 for under $18.00 for a 5 at jug. Of course buy by price and incorporate rebates on the big name brands when possible.
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#4724458 - 04/12/18 08:40 AM Re: Valvoline or Castrol Synthetic-Which one ? [Re: Joeescape63]
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The cheapest oil the meets the spec is the best oil.
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